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    Forum contest question

    I have almost 3000 members on my forums that I started in october and I only have 30 or so frequent posters...so I've decided to invest a few hundred $ in a posting contest..

    But I'm not sure what would be more appealing as a prize and how many places I should have..

    I'm thinking of prizes among:
    ipod nano 2gb - 200$
    sony psp - 250$
    sony ps2 - 150$
    microsoft xbox - 150$

    Also I have no idea about how many posts a member should have before they win the contest...1500 or 3000 or what?
    Any input or advice is greatly appreciated.

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    thanks in advance =)
    Last edited by Spazzz; Dec 9, 2005 at 22:25.

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    w00t, I can post 3000 messages for a ps2
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    Such a number of posts like 1500 or 3000 would lead to dominating your forum by a few users postingjust for the purpose of rising the counter. You have a bit over 4,500 posts now - imagine a poster with 1500 posts made - he'd dominate the board.
    Also how long do you want to run the contest? Check the most active (and easy to notice users here). Both ( ) have their average daily post count at the level of 10-12 (as far as I remember). Plus add non-counted posts (GC, Intro) - it would be maximum 20.
    I think that you should aim for maximum 30 posts daily made by the winner - so multiply it by the number of days you're going to run the contest and let it be your post limit to enter the winners' ring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lira
    w00t, I can post 3000 messages for a ps2
    sarcasm?



    Quote Originally Posted by Varelse
    Such a number of posts like 1500 or 3000 would lead to dominating your forum by a few users postingjust for the purpose of rising the counter. You have a bit over 4,500 posts now - imagine a poster with 1500 posts made - he'd dominate the board.
    Also how long do you want to run the contest? Check the most active (and easy to notice users here). Both ( ) have their average daily post count at the level of 10-12 (as far as I remember). Plus add non-counted posts (GC, Intro) - it would be maximum 20.
    I think that you should aim for maximum 30 posts daily made by the winner - so multiply it by the number of days you're going to run the contest and let it be your post limit to enter the winners' ring.
    I think I will set a 50-posts-a-day limit then.
    And the contest will last..a month.

    And I don't just want to say the person with the mosts posts when the contest is over wins because if one user becomes far ahead then he can just stop posting. So I want there to be a goal. Any idea about what the post count goal should be?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazzz
    sarcasm?
    I think that's rather enthusiasm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varelse
    I think that's rather enthusiasm
    Aye! A ps2 costs about U$ 500 here, and I want to get Dance Dance Revo... erm.... I'd better just register

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    Bloody hell, the boards have 2,941 members already?!

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    I don't want this thread to turn into my advertising the contest because the mods will close/delete it so lets keep this on the help topic. thanks everyone =D

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    Spazz, I think you can easily avoid the risk of getting close to advertising the contest by removing the url. Just post some info (no. of users, subject, threads/posts made so far, etc) - this would be a general forum&community related question and there would be no reason for closing the thread for sure.

    I haven't even noticed the url and found the forum other way
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    I took out the url, sorry. Brain fart. lol.

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    Make sure to have clear rules such as no double postin and things like that. More than one complete sentance among others.

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    Yeah I already have teh rules written =)

    The regular rules apply (see link), in particular the following:

    * No spamming

    * No double posting

    * No irrelevant content or posts just for the sake of increasing your post count (such incidents will be left to the judgement of the moderators, so put yourself into their shoes)

    * No reporting of competitors via PM. If you want to report an inappropriate post you can do so using the report icon. A moderator will then decide what to do with the post.

    * Contest participants who send PMs to moderators to denounce inappropriate posts, or who abuse the report function, will be disqualified from the contest.


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